5 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Sale
Here are some affordable things you can do to increase the value of your home, before listing it for sale.
Clear Out Clutter
Buyers like to picture themselves in a home during the initial showing. If the home is clean with very little or no personal items in plain sight, it is much easier for potential buyers to see the house as their home in the future. Clearing out clutter simply means you’re removing everything that is not furniture or home décor from plain sight.
Curb Appeal Is Important
A person may not even want to go inside to view the home based on the outside appearance. A likely buyer might be completely turned off by the house as soon as they pull up. You don’t necessarily need to have a garden out front, but power washing the exterior, painting the front door and replacing the hardware goes a long way. Making sure the grass is cut, and green is another inexpensive way to prepare a house before listing it.
Make Sure The Home Smells Good
Do a deep clean and plugin a neutral scent glade. Placing one in the living room and bathroom should do the trick. Let’s be honest, you’re not going to bake cookies every time there is a showing. If you have pets, you may be nose blind to their odor; it is crucial to know that bad odor in a room can turn off a potential buyer. In my experience most, people can’t get over a foul smell even the house looks good.
Paint Interior And Exterior
A fresh coat of paint can go a long way. When potential buyers walk through a house; they want to picture themselves in their homes, so use neutral color paint. The entrance should be very appealing.
Have Carpets Cleaned
Homebuyers very often cannot look past cosmetics items that can be easily cleaned or replaced. Clean the carpet before putting the house on the market. Sometimes doing a pre-inspection is best to show potential homebuyers that the house is in good shape.